In a previous excerpt Sarah explained the life journey which lead to her unconventional career as a sacred shaman and sexual healer
GUEST COLUMN: SARAH MCCLURE, read part 1 of this 2 part series — My path drew me like a magnet to the annual gathering of dakas and dakinis in May 2009 and again in May 2010, at the Sedona Temple , International School of Temple Arts, in Sedona, Arizona.
This experience opened me to a world where I was able to claim my path as Temple Priestess, as I gathered with like-minded and deeply sensual people dedicated to being of service in the world as sacred sexual healers expressed in a myriad of ways.
The past two years of my life have been an intensive period of self-examination, self-discovery, deep sexual healing and opening to the study of the temple arts.
I learned that most of the shamanic spiritual journeys I had experienced were all related to sacred sexual rites, and I was being called to take responsibility for transmitting these insights and offering this healing to other people.
Who am I serving in this work?
I work with men who have a deep awareness that sexual expression and aliveness is vitally important in their lives and who wish to engage with the world in a truly powerful, free, healthy and spiritually aligned way. These are men who wish to structure their family lives, work lives and love lives in a totally passionate and sacred way. It is a new way that has never before been lived in history – where the Divine Masculine is deeply honored in complete harmony with the Divine Feminine.
Is this possible?
Yes. . .totally! And the pathway is being revealed to us all, if we are willing to step up.
I have created the Penis Heart ceremony, a magical and simple ritual where there is loving attention offered to remind the man of the sacred joining of the energies of the lingam (sanskrit word for penis) and his heart.
When this connection is strong and secure, the man is able to trust his penis and live passionately, knowing he is connected to his heart and hence, the Divine. I know one man, with whom I have worked, who now uses his penis as both barometer and compass to lead him in a passionate life.
How does the magick work?
It is simple, mysterious, and efficient. The key ingredient is love. In the sacred body-work, I am playing as the wind, the water, the fire, the earth. This sacred elemental healing work is deeply sensual and creative, highly nurturing, can be wildly erotic, and of utmost importance — performed in deep safety.
I am creating a safe container for the man to allow the energies to move through, clearing any blockages, for him to open up and awaken to a new space for love to live the new paradigm — free of sexual shame. When our sexual energy is connected with our heart and LOVE, the point of our connection with the Divine, no harm can ever be done.
Very simply, I would say that the people like myself who are doing this work in the deepest integrity, are the ones who are constantly clearing themselves and are using their hands simply to bring love and light as they sacredly touch and remind the person of who they really are. They are reminding them that they are worthy to be touched and to touch with love and respect — they can be allowed to make sounds, allowed to be free and wild, allowed to weep and to flow with tears.
Am I “making love” with my clients? No, I am not engaging in sexual intercourse with my clients, although I have heard that some sexual healers do appropriately engage in this level of work when called to.
My Penis Heart ceremony is prayerful and sensual and nurturing. I am opening to deep communication with another’s Spirit. So, in fact, our Spirits do merge as one. So, yes, this is “making love”. I am using my body as a love channel. Yes, I almost always receive deep pleasure through this work. There are some folks who don’t understand or who degrade my work. My response to this challenge, from my heart, is that experiencing deep joy from one’s work is a sure sign this is one’s heart-work and is of great service.
Sarah is a sacred sexual healer, enchantress, and dancing temple gypsy, with fairy roots who lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. If you are interested in learning more about Sarah’s work or have questions please send her an email with Penis Heart in the subject line.
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